Manager Electrical Operations
Job Opportunity at Holland America Line

Posted on Sep 11


Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4167440

Job Details

The Manager, Electrical Operations ensures the proper and timely support of company ships with regard to technical and nautical operating issues, repairs, supplies, and technical problems. This support would include management of allocated repair and maintenance expenses against budget, oversight of technical purchases and deliveries, planning and management of dry-dock and wet-dock repairs/renovations including writing specifications, and vessel compliance with safety and regulatory requirements.  Management of specifically assigned projects.


  • Planning, execution and support of CE and other major electrical work during drydock and wet lock.
  • Keep abreast of current operating and material conditions of ship(s) assigned.
  • Act as first point of contact for ships' technical and nautical area staff for matters relating to operating problem solving for ship(s) assigned.
  • Revision and upkeep of PM for new and existing shipboard electrical systems/components.
  • Evaluate, troubleshoot and solve technical problems on the ships in cooperation with other staff and Director, Technical Operations.
  • Provides direct support to the DDTO and ship's force for the following ship systems.
  • Evaluate, adjust and approve material requisitions from deck and engine departments. Transfer these requisitions to the technical purchasing department for processing.
  • Act as a company contact (Project Manager) for specific technical project(s) assigned.
  • Coordination of all non-destructive preventative maintenance testing for the fleet, such as Infrared and Vibration Monitoring.
  • Plan and execute technical projects, renovations, and training programs as directed.
  • Monitor technical and nautical expenditures to remain within the present R & M budget for each ship.
  • Evaluate and correct purchase orders prepared by vessels and technical purchasing department, and follow-up on timely onboard delivery of machinery parts.
  • Review, code and approve invoices from vendors after matching prices with quotations received from technical purchasing department.
  • Evaluate performance of assigned ship(s) using standard fuel, waste management, planned maintenance, financial and other reports.


  • Four year degree in engineering, engineering management or equivalent
  • At least 5 to 7 years of progressive, licensed experience afloat, preferably at least to the level of second engineer, officer/senior electrician on vessels with AC Diesel-Electric propulsion
  • Experience in managing a shoreside vessel maintenance program
  • Familiarity with application of Class Society and Flag State rules
  • Project Management skills and experience
  • Strong communication, problem solving and PC skills needed
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